Friday, March 26, 2010

Headlines! Julian Casablancas, Lady Gaga, Beck and more

It's been a busy day of writing about concert films, writing about the Maha Music Festival, telling my SXSW story to more people at the office and clearing out about two months worth of newspapers from under my desk.

But I still found time for you, dear readers. Here are some music headlines for you...

Julian Casablancas (of The Strokes) started his tour last night in New York City. He's headed to Omaha on April 22 and I'm working on an interview.

Hole, who apparently had a great re-start at SXSW, released the track list and album art for their new record.

• A new single from LCD Soundsytem has leaked.

Lady Gaga is getting sued by her ex who claims he wrote her songs.

• Jack White's latest group, The Dead Weather, has a new video. Their sophomore record, "Sea of Cowards," was also announced today. It will be out in May.

• A band that I like very much, Gaslight Anthem, released their new single online. Good stuff and not as weird as I expected after hearing their interviews.

Sublime's new singer is getting compared to original singer Bradley Nowell (who died in 1996). Apparently, he's very flattered.

• Pitchfork reviewed the Bright Eyes/Neva Dinova re-release of "One Jug of Wine, Two Vessels" that has new material on it. They weren't too kind to the record, though they had good things to say about Jake Bellows. They also take a subtle dig at Saddle Creek.

• There's new music from Beck in the Scott Pilgrim trailer.

• Speaking of Beck, his record club is covering INXS. This should be interesting.

• The multi-talented Neko Case won the vote over at Adult Swim, so her pilot will air on Sunday at Cartoon Network.

Led Zeppelin (surprise!) isn't going out on tour. In other news, Robert Plant is headed out with another band.

Today in Rock History: Sun Records in Memphis releases its first single in 1952. Happy Birthday
to Elton John (63) and Aretha Franklin (68).

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